Everyone’s favorite after-soccer drink — Capri Sun — is under scrutiny after one dad found something gross inside the pouches. So, what’s the deal, do parents need to squeeze Capri Sun packages before serving? Here’s what happened.
Having a favorite food or snack recalled is an understandable letdown, but it is something else entirely to find something blatantly wrong with your kid’s food. Now an Indiana dad named Cameron Hardwick is going viral after making a Facebook post where he blasted Capri Sun after removing something that looked like mold from his son’s drink.
“**Public Service Announcement!** Friends & family please read & share! So tonight after dinner our oldest asked for some “juice” (Capri Sun) as a treat for eating good, I grabbed one out of the refrigerator and notice something odd about it… it seems low in content, I take a closer look at the packaging and don’t notice a hole or anything. So I shake it up some, only to find an unknown substance floating around in the package. To say we are irate would be an understatement… we don’t give these to our children often but will NEVER again! #SERIOUSLY #CapriSun.”
**Public Service Announcement!** Friends & family please read & share! So tonight after dinner our oldest asked for some…
Capri Sun, which is owned by Kraft Foods, responded to his post and noted that what Hardwick found was a naturally occurring food mold. The problem is that the mold shouldn’t be able to grow inside the sealed silver pouch. Not long after making the post, officials from Kraft showed up and took the pouch away for examination. They found that a timely puncture in the pouch allowed for oxygen to get in and allow mold to grow. Still, Hardwick’s post had already been shared over 80,000 times.
While Capri Sun noted that they spend millions on developing packaging and manufacturing methods that reduce the likelihood of punctures, accidents still happen. That said, the company encouraged parents to give and Capri sun product a quick squeeze before serving it to their kids. By squeezing they’ll be able to listen for any air holes. The company recommends that parents throw away any punctured pouch and do not let their children consume them.
Throwing your kid a Capri Sun and just letting them drink it is a time-honored tradition, but now, it looks like you might want to take a beat first.